When America Invaded China
The Boxer Rebellion still shapes Beijing’s attitude toward the United States.
Nathan Law’s Lesson for Democracies
The exiled Hong Kong activist makes a case for fighting global authoritarianism in a new book.
Biden Can No Longer Ignore Growing Iran-China Ties
Washington may be tired of the Middle East, but Beijing is just getting started.
Foreign Policy Playlist Podcast: North Korea and the Billion Dollar Hack
The digital heist that began with the hack of Sony Pictures
Time for America to Play Offense in China’s Backyard
Ignoring Cambodia and Laos is a strategic mistake—but engagement requires a smarter balance of values and interests.
Japan’s New Prime Minister Takes On Abenomics’ Legacy
Fumio Kishida’s new populist measures look to shrink inequality and stir a sluggish economy.
America’s Asia Strategy Has Reached a Dead End
Washington should prioritize economic statecraft and stop thinking with its missiles.
Online Warriors Are a Risky but Useful Tool for Beijing
Cyber-nationalists are uncomfortably reminiscent of the Red Guards of the 1960s.
The Good, the Bad, and the Bimyou
Neither yes nor no, this idea can take you far in Japanese politics.
Conservatives Are Slumping in South Korea’s Tumultuous Presidential Race
Civil war inside the right has liberals surging in the polls.
China’s Two-Ocean Strategy Puts India in a Pincer
The Chinese foreign minister’s island hopping is the latest sign of contestation over the Indo-Pacific.
The Problem With Sanctions
From the White House to Turtle Bay, sanctions have never been more popular. But why are they so hard to make work?
U.S.-China Relations Hit a Nadir in 2021
Relations between the world’s two largest economic powers are at historic lows.
China Reckons With Omicron’s Specter
The biggest country to maintain “zero COVID” faces its greatest challenge yet.
Fibs About Funding Aren’t Espionage, Even When China Is Involved
The U.S. Justice Department’s China Initiative has become dangerously broad.